Dims: 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.5" (2.0 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 7.2 g
Two incomplete, intersecting Polybasite blades make up this thumbnail specimen. One is about 70-75% complete, whereas the other is less than 50% complete and is very heavily damaged. The more complete crystal has a discernable monoclinic pseudohexagonal bladed form with 2 intact edges. It appears to be made up of several intergrown blades, one of which is less than 50% complete but not badly damaged. It is coated with a very thin layer of almost microcrystalline chalcopyrite that has a dull golden color- other portions of the specimen are coated with this layer. The Polybasite itself has the standard dark gray color and metallic luster of its species, and is opaque, of course. There is no host rock present.